TODAY, IT SEEMS, mind-wandering is under attack from all sides. It’s a common complaint that our compulsive use of smartphones is destroying our ability to focus. But seen through the lens of Homo prospectus, ubiquitous computing poses a different kind of threat: Having a network-connected supercomputer in your pocket at all times gives you too much to
Why the Mind–Body Problem Can't Have a Single, Objective Solution https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/why-the-mind-body-problem-cant-have-a-single-objective-solution/ — Read on blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/why-the-mind-body-problem-cant-have-a-single-objective-solution/
Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) videos could help mental health issues. Videos include soft-whispering and relaxing scenes. — Read on thenextweb.com/syndication/2018/10/04/asmr-videos-be-therapy-for-mental-health/
“During sleep the mind can be a remarkable engine of problem solving and emotional processing.” — Read on www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/04/what-can-our-craziest-dreams-teach-us/476853/
Cognitive scientist Donald H. Hoffman asserts that not only do we invent our own personal views of reality, it’s an evolutionary necessity. — Read on bigthink.com/robby-berman/we-survive-because-reality-may-be-nothing-like-we-think-it-is
On the Origins of Genius: How — Read on bigthink.com/videos/daniel-dennett-how-human-minds-evolved
Scientists disagree on whether other creatures are conscious or can suffer. Whether consciousness serves an evolutionary purpose and when it might have evolved are also hotly debated.
Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it's the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter. This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional ... The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility\ Rather than being just a